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Old 03-10-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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My royal gramma basslet has something covering his eye...or it's gone

I noticed that I haven't seen my royal gramma basslet in the last few days. When I fed the fish today i made sure to look for him. He came out of hiding and immediatly started swimming around and eating. But when he turned the other way I noticed something was wrong with his eye. It looked like a small circular disc was attached over his eye. The circular thing is just bigger than his entire eye and covered it completely (so i couldn't see his eye) and it was just about the same color as the fishes head. (purple).

I dont think his eye was missing, but I could be wrong. he's been in there for a while with the usual crew and no one has ever bothered him plus he has 300 lbs of rock to hide in so I dont think any of the other fish hurt him.

I tried searching online and couldn't come up with anything so I figured i'd ask you guys.

any help would be appreciated.

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What other occupants are in the tank?
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What other occupants are in the tank?
yellow tang, blue hippo, blonde naso, 3 pj cardinals, six line wrasse, 2 o. clowns, and a firefish. plus 2 cleaner shrimp, cleanup crew, & corals.
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It wasnt something like an isopod coverying his eye. You can see what they are in this link.


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ok, so i got home from work today and the rgb was actually out. I looked at him and his eye looked normal but his head looked a little beat up. I watched him for a little while and he seemed a little skiddish, but ok. then the six line swam up to him and he ran and hid, the six line wrasse chased him down and they started "yelling" and eachother. i guess maybe my sixline wrasse and royal gramma are fighting. isn't it a little weird that these two guys are fighting, especially b/c they're in a 220 w/ 250+lbs of lr.

i'll keep an eye on him and keep you guys posted.

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It wasnt something like an isopod coverying his eye. You can see what they are in this link.


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no, it didn't look like an isopod.
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